Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments on my last post - I could not be more delighted with the reception the pattern is getting and I'm still just so excited to have been a part of Wool People. Apparently that excitement has led to a raging case of startitis, though - I've… Continue reading beginnings
So, remember how I mentioned a "secret project" that I was struggling to finish during those rough months in my first trimester? Well, I'm very happy to not need to keep it secret any longer. If you haven't seen it already, go check out Wool People, from Brooklyn Tweed. I am so freaking thrilled to… Continue reading wool people!
I promised posts about the little design details I'm using in the babyStripes! cardigan, and hey, look at me follow through on my promises! That's gotta be a first here on the blog! One thing I think I might be a bit notorious for amongst my knitting friends is my obsession with details and finishing.… Continue reading the little things
It's been a busy week and half here at chez whit::knits. We went to Ohio to visit family, and then the day after we got back, my parents came down here to visit us! It's been great to see so much family, but I'm a bit worn out now. So, let me share the various… Continue reading Works-In-Progress
Not an April Fool's joke, I promise! Remember this? If you check out this page in the newest Twist Collective, you'll get to see what that little swatch grew up to be! This is my first design that's been published anywhere other than, you know, by me, and I'm really thrilled with it. I unfortunately… Continue reading I’m in Twist Collective!
I blocked the garter rib cardigan on Monday, and woke up Tuesday morning to find that it was completely dry - so of course, I wore it, despite the fact that I hadn't had time to sew the buttons on yet. It worked just fine buttonless, but it's even better with buttons: I'm a bit… Continue reading it’s a sweater!
I've been rather under the weather the last few days, and have spent more time than I ought to have propped up on the couch watching Battlestar Gallactica with my husband. We just started watching a week or two ago and are already onto season 2 (no spoilers, please - this is our first time… Continue reading almost there
Last week was an utterly insane week for me, work-wise, but thankfully I could pretty much take this weekend off. Not that there aren't worky things that could've been done (that's academic life for you: there is ALWAYS work that could be done, which isn't necessarily a healthy state of affairs for someone like me… Continue reading moving right along
Well, the "startitis" of my last post well relatively short-lived - in fact, I've hardly knit at all since the last time I posted. Partly this is just a matter of the semester ramping up - my students are turning in assignments, which means I need to read them and give them feedback, plus there… Continue reading setbacks
Continuing in the theme of "not getting things right the first time around", I bring you the neckline decreases on the garter rib cardigan: I was just kind of making things up as I went as far as my decrease placement went; I knew I wanted to start opening up the deep v-neck just under… Continue reading too steep.
I cast on for sleeve #2 of the garter rib cardigan yesterday: As with the body, I cast on using my beloved Long Tail Tubular Cast On, and knit in 1x1 rib for a few inches before switching to garter rib. I want the cuffs to be nice and long, so that they can hang… Continue reading ribbing away
Time for another "behind the scenes" update. I've set the body aside for now, and have moved on to knitting the sleeve: I've still got a few more inches to go (I have ridiculously long arms for my height; I'm 5'3, but have the armspan of someone who's 5'8 or 5'9), but I'm really pleased… Continue reading and onto the sleeve…
We're having a much-appreciated sunny day today, so I took advantage of the now ever-so-rare daylight to snap some photos of my sweater-in progress. They ended up a bit overexposed, but really anything that captures the brightness of the light brings a smile to my face, so overexposed photos are just fine by me. I… Continue reading behind the scenes
December's been a pretty rough month on the health and stress fronts, but I've finally finished the Secret Thing, and submitted grades, and while I don't exactly feel well, I also no longer have the flu, and we haven't had a big dumping of snow in a little while now, and of course we had… Continue reading it’s been awhile.
In my frantic race to finish the Secret Thing, I forgot to post last Wednesday! But it's finished now, and after knitting that intensely in that short a time-frame with a mostly-cotton yarn, my achy hands were thrilled to get to play with some wool: You might recognize that yarn as the yarn I was… Continue reading winter is here.